DNA links Kennewick Man, Native Americans
The 8,500-year-old skeleton found in Washington, in 1996, has been the subject of a dispute. Now, genetic analyses of the ancient DNA suggest he is an ancestor of present-day Native Americans.
To graduates: Use science to change the world
At the medical school’s commencement, Lucy Shapiro described how years of solitary work in the laboratory led her to influence public policy and battle the growing threat of infectious disease on the global stage.
Some heartburn drugs could hurt heart
A data-mining study has found an association between the use of proton-pump inhibitors, which account for 100 million prescriptions per year in the United States alone, and the likelihood of incurring a heart attack down the road.
Molecular cause of heart condition identified by researchers
The beta adrenergic pathway is dysfunctional in dilated cardiomyopathy. Now, researchers have learned how a mutation that causes the disease affects the pathway, and how to mitigate its effects.
Toothed whales have survived millions of years without key antiviral proteins, researchers find
Two genes that defend against many viral infections were rendered nonfunctional in toothed whales more than 33 million years ago, a new study asserts.
Awards recognize exceptional work in education, patient care
Faculty, staff, residents and a student were honored for a variety of contributions to Stanford Medicine at the medical school’s 2015 commencement.